PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The defense began presenting its case today in the Allen Wade trial. He is accused of killing two sisters in East Liberty.
LaShawn Rue told jury members she was living with Allen Wade in an apartment next door to Susan and Sarah Wolfe on Chislett Street.
On the night the sisters were murdered, she claims Wade was at home with her, enjoying a normal evening.
Police say the Wolfe sisters were killed sometime between 7 and 10 p.m. Rue said she spoke to Wade around 7:30 p.m. on the phone and when she came home from work around 8 p.m. he had dinner ready.
They allegedly fed his two children and then ate between 8:15 and 8:30 p.m. She said they then sat on the couch and watched TV and then went to bed around 11 p.m.
But later that night Allen Wade was seen on video surveillance cameras in the East Liberty area. An unidentifiable man was caught on a camera at the bank machine using Sarah Wolfe’s ATM card to get money.
Wade’s ex-girlfriend said they were nearly two months behind on their rent but when asked if he came home with extra money he said no. The defense has yet to refute claims that Wade’s DNA was found under Sara Wolfe’s fingernails and Susan Wolfe’s DNA was on Wade’s sweatpants and a sock.
So far, they have presented testimony trying to prove that the wrong man is on trial.